Pennsylvania theme park ride strands riders upside-down

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June 1 (UPI) -- Passengers on a Pennsylvania amusement park ride were left suspended upside-down in the air due to a mid-ride malfunction.

Kennywood Park in West Mifflin confirmed the Aero 360 ride malfunctioned and left riders stranded upside-down for a short time.


"Maintenance staff responded, quickly brought the ride back to its designated rest position, and safely evacuated the riders," Kennywood General Manager Mark Pauls said in a statement provided to KDKA-TV.

Pauls said three riders visited the first aid center as a precaution before returning to the park.

The ride will remain closed while a review is conducted, Pauls said.

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